News and Announcements:

1) Men's Breakfast

We invite the men of our congregation to join us for a time of encouragement and edification at the Men's Breakfast on the first Saturday of the month:  Next Meeting is on Saturday, September 7th, 8:30am, at the Pizza Hut in WuDaoKou.

2) NEW TO BICF ZGC

- Come to our Information Table in the Lobby to ask any questions and get connected.

- Join us for an Informal Welcome Lunch today​: new and old ZGC-ers are all​ welcome! Meet by the Information Table in​ the lobby 10-15mins after the end of the​ service. The cost will be around 30 RMB per​ person, but free for newcomers!​

- If you'd like to be involved in hosting a future lunch, please contact Nia: niaearly@bicf.org.

3) Beijing NEWCOMERS EVENT ?

Bring your friends on Sunday, September 8th to the Beijing Newcomers' Event, 4:00 - 5:45pm, Zhongbei Hall. Panelists will discuss basic (but not necessarily obvious) topics of Beijing life, with a Q&A and light refreshments afterwards. This event is open to people of all faiths and no faith. Scan to join us / for more details.

4) Church Monthly Prayer Meeting

Come and join our monthly prayer meeting on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 9am to 10:30am in the Zhongbei Hall of Xijiao Hotel's conference center. Our next meeting is on September 15th. Contact zgc@bicf.org.

5) Joshua Training Centre Semester Kickoff

The “JTC” two-year intensive program has been designed to train and equip people who are just “passing through” Beijing with ministry skills that will help them serve our Lord more effectively once they move on. You will be encouraged to grow in godliness, instructed in how to study and teach the Bible, and challenged in how and why to share the Gospel with others. Mentoring/coaching with practical hands-on experience at church is also a key component. Starts this month: Two Sundays (Sept. 15 & 22, from 1:15-5pm) OR Saturday (Sept. 21, 8:30-5pm). Scan the QR code to register.

6) Sisters to Sisters Sharing

We are normally meeting on the 1st Sunday of each month from 1:00pm to 3:30pm in the Zhongbei Hall for a time of prayer and fellowship. Our next meeting is on September 29. Contact zgc@bicf.org

7) VOICES FOR LIFE CRISIS PREGNANCY HOTLINE
                 ‘I think I’m pregnant.’

These can be such exciting words, but if you are not married, studying, or far from your family, they can be extremely scary. Where can you turn for help? An unexpected pregnancy is not something you need to face alone. If you or a friend are in this situation, your BICF family is available to support you. This service is free and confidential. _You will be asked some questions to help us determine the best way to offer support. We offer basic referrals, counseling, and connections to help women (& men) make the best decisions for them regarding their situation. You can reach us at 13020063662. Also, if you have a heart for this type of volunteer work and would like to join Voices for Life, you can email us at: zgc@bicf.org

8) ZGC New Student Welcome

Want to get involved in welcoming international students? Join us and let's plan together how to best welcome them and show them love, e.g. by airport pickup, assisting them with registration, helping them get orientated, being a friend… Scan the QR code for more details / to join the team!

9) ZGC Church Holiday

1-3 October in Huairou
GENESIS 1-3: STRENGTHENING OUR FOUNDATIONS
Strong in belief, strong in relationships, Children's program, Lots of fun! Save the date.

10) Online Giving

*Thank you for giving faithfully to the Lord’s work in and through BICF ZGC, all year round! Remember you can also give to BICF ZGC by scanning this QR code or give it on-line – from anywhere – see: www.bicf.org/giving. Please designate it, FBO (for benefit of) BICF ZGC English. Contact zgc@bicf.org to find out more!